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Vol. 9 No. 45

Current Weekly News for Leakey, Camp Wood, Sabinal, Utopia and Surrounding Areas



Tri-Canyon’s Only Weekly Newspaper! November 7, 2018


VETERANS DAY By Elaine Padgett Carnegie

Texas Game Warden Field Notes ............................ Page 3

8th Annual Barksdale Community Thanksgiving .......................... Page 7


Did you ever wonder why we celebrate Veteran’s Day on November 11th? On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars. While we honor our military personnel, Veterans Day is to celebrate the soldiers who served in the forces at any time, during peace or war. “Veterans Day shows respect for those who were willing to give their lives to the country and to serve their country. It shows that we appreciate the veterans.” “Veterans Day is important because it is a time to recognize and honor those that have served their country in the armed

forces. I was wondering about our Veterans as a researched this article. I came across the web page http://www.cnn.com/ 2013/06/05/us/war-veterans-by-thenumbers. Here is a look at who fought in past U.S. wars. American Revolution (1775-1783) U.S. service members: 184,000-250,000 (estimated) Deaths: 4,435; Wounded: 6,188; War of 1812 (1812-1815) U.S. service members: 286,730 Deaths: 2,260 Wounded: 4,505; Indian Wars (approximately 1817-1898) U.S. service members: 106,000 (estimated) Deaths: 1,000 (estimated): Mexican War (18461848) U.S. service members: 78,718 Deaths: 13,283 Wounded: 4,152; Civil War (1861-1865) Union service members: 2,213,363 Confederate service members: 600,000 to 1,500,000 (estimated) Union deaths: 364,511 Confederate deaths: 133,821 (estimated) Union wounded: 281,881 Confederate wounded: Unknown; Spanish-American War (1898-1902) U.S. service members: 306,760 Deaths:

2,446 (385 in battle); Wounded: 1,662; World War I (1917-1918) U.S. service members: 4,734,991 Deaths: 116,516 (53,402 in battle) Wounded: 204,002; World War II (1941-1945) U.S. service members: 16,112,566 Deaths: 405,399 (291,557 in battle) Wounded: 670,846; Korean War (1950-1953) U.S. service members: 5,720,000 Deaths: 54,246 (36,574 in theater) Wounded: 103,284: Vietnam War (1964-1975) U.S. service members: 8,744,000 (estimated 3,403,000 deployed) Deaths: 90,220 (58,220 in theater); Desert Shield/Desert Storm (1990-1991) U.S.

service members: 2,322,000 (694,550 deployed) Deaths: 1,948 (383 in theater) Wounded: 467; Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs I figured the average age for WWI soldier at 22 years old. I got this by figuring that 100,000 WWI Vets were alive in 1989 celebration with an average age of 94. That makes their average age in 1917; 22 years old. I could not find figures for average age in WWI. WWII average age of soldier was 26, Vietnam was 19. That sort of speaks for itself! continued page 11

‘Bells of Peace’ to ring Nov. 11 The American Legion

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River Conservation Program Update ............................ Page 7

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INDEX Legals/Jail Register ... . Page 3Community News ......... Page 4-6 Feature Story ................ Page 7 Community Events.........Page 8-9 Obituaries ...................... Page 10 Classifieds ..................... Page 14

Today’s Weather

High: 58° Low: 52°

The World War One Centennial Commission – along with the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, the Society of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the National Cathedral, The American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars – has announced a nationwide bell-tolling on Nov. 11 as a solemn reminder of the sacrifice and service of veterans of the Great War, and all veterans. “Bells of Peace: A World War One Remembrance” encourages citizens and organizations across the nation to toll bells in their communities 21 times at 11 a.m. local time on Nov. 11. In Washington, D.C., bells will toll in the National Cathedral at an interfaith service, marking the centennial of the armistice that brought an end to hostilities in what Americans fervently hoped had been “the war to end all wars.” “I encourage American Legion posts to not only participate, but to encourage participation at local

houses of worship, schools, town halls, firehouses, police stations -- anywhere people may gather on that day to honor and remember,” says John Monahan, the Legion’s representative on the World War One Centennial Commission. The nationwide program is designed to honor American men and women who served 100 years ago during World War I, especially the 116,516 who died. The war ended by an armistice agreement between the warring countries at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918. Program director Betsy Anderson calls Bells of Peace a “grassroots effort, but within communities ... What we’re hoping is for people to see this and say, ‘Oh, we have a bell, we could toll it. What else can we do to recognize those veterans who served in World War I?” The World War One Centennial Commission has a page on its website – ww1cc.org/bells – where people can find information and tools to conduct the bell tolling, and to meaningfully commemorate the service of their local World War I veterans. The Bells of Peace web page includes links to poetry, music, sacred service options and more. “There are a variety of ways people can do this,” Anderson says. “The bottom line is we want

everybody to have a chance to participate in the commemoration.” World War I took place between July 1914 and November 1918, and is among the deadliest conflicts in world history. The United States officially entered the war on April 6, 1917. Some 4.7 million Americans stepped forward to serve in uniform, of whom 2 million were deployed overseas to fight. Individuals and organizations can sign up online to participate in the bell tolling, and follow up after Nov. 11 with photos and video of their service or ceremony. Posts will be added to the commission’s permanent archive. “I think it’s a really good opportunity to put our veterans’ service in some historical context, and to remind people that it’s important to recognize and commemorate the service and sacrifice of all veterans,” Anderson says. Congress established the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission in 2013 to provide education programs, public outreach and commemorative events regarding U.S. involvement in the war. The commission is authorized to create a new national memorial in Washington, D.C., to honor the men and women who served.

NEWLYWEDS KILLED IN HELICOPTER CRASH UVALDE, Texas - The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a helicopter crash that occurred early Sunday morning. The Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office posted that it received a call from an aviation monitoring center about a possible downed aircraft in northwest Uvalde around midnight. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, game wardens, Border Patrol agents, the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department and Uvalde Emergency Medical Services arrived in the area of Chalk Bluff Park off of Highway 55 to help search for the helicopter. Authorities located the crashed helicopter around daybreak, the Sheriff’s Office said. It’s unclear if there were any injuries or fatalities from the crash. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Real County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Dispatch Report

October 28 - November 3, 2018

October 28 - November 3, 2018

Irvin, Leslie Leigh, 37 W/F, Philadelphia, MS, A/ O Deputy Castro, Violation of Probation - Burglary of a Habitation, A/D 10/26/2018, $5,000 Surety Bond with pretrial release

Real County Law Officers

Nathan T. Johnson, Sheriff Steven Castro, Deputy Sheriff Mark Cox, Deputy Sheriff Teddy Douthit, Deputy Sheriff , Deputy Sheriff Kevin Chisum, Real County Constable

Corporal Jake Sanchez, DPS Highway Patrol Alexander Robertson, DPS Highway Patrol Clint Graham, TPWD Game Warden


Disclaimer: All print and other visual media is for informational purposes only. This information is considered public information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Public Records Act. Any indication of an arrest is not intended to imply or infer that such individual has been convicted of a crime. All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


10/28/2018 @ • 1145 responded to Ranch Road 2631 North of Camp Wood for a Suspicious Motorcycle • 1720 responded to a residence on East 5th Street in Camp Wood for a Civil Stand By • 2124 responded to Bruce Lane North of Camp Wood for a report of Poaching on The Road 10/29/2018 @ • 1125 responded to Buckstop in Leakey to Unlock a Vehicle • 1505 responded to Ranch Road 337 West of Leakey for a Motorcycle Accident • 1725 responded to Woodbine Inn in Camp Wood for a Disturbance 10/30/2018 @ • 812 responded to U.S. Highway 83 North of Leakey for a Motor Vehicle Accident • 1434 responded to U.S. Highway 83 South of Leakey for a Motor Vehicle Accident • 1735 responded to Texas Highway 55 South of Camp Wood for a Reckless Vehicle • 2049 responded to The Historic Leakey Inn in Leakey for a Disturbance 10/31/2018 @

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1925 responded to Ranch Road 337 East of Leakey for Loose Livestock 2011 responded to Texas Highway 55 South of Camp Wood for a Motor Vehicle Accident 2141 responded to Family Dollar in Camp Wood for a Theft 11/01/2018 @ 710 responded to Texas Highway 41 North of Leakey for a Disabled Vehicle 2108 responded to a residence on East 6th Street in Camp Wood for a Disturbance 2210 responded to a residence on North Guadalupe Street in Camp Wood for a Disturbance 11/02/2018 @ 721 responded to River Road West of Camp Wood for a Motor Vehicle Accident 11/03/2018 @ 1500 responded to Saint Raymond Catholic Church for a Funeral Escort 1834 responded to a residence on East 7th Street in Camp Wood to Unlock a Vehicle 2302 responded to a residence on Pecan Shadow Drive West of Leakey for a Noise Complaint

Editor’s Note: This list is provided by Real County Sheriff’s Office, it lists subjects that are being held by Real County in contracted jail facilities awaiting trial INMATE




Date of Arrest


Sentence Date Paper Ready

Released Date

Shannon, Joshua Benjamin

Violation of Parole - Injury to a Child Causing Bodily Injury


Shannon, Joshua Benjamin

Violation of Probation - Burglary of a Habitation


Shannon, Joshua Benjamin

Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 < 1G


Falcon, Mathew Eric

Burglary of a Building

Falcon, Mathew Eric

Burglary of a Coin Operated / Collection Machine

Falcon, Mathew Eric

Evading Arrest Detention

Harlow, Bobby

Violation of Probation - False / Incorrect Information

1 YR SJ 8/17/2018 The2/6/2018 Real County Sheriff’s Office has numerous Bandera felony, misdemeanor, and capias warrants and we are actively seeking to apprehend all persons wanted by the various courts our jurisdiction. The wanted individuals highlighted District 5/17/2018 $10,000 PR Bond within 8/28/2018 below are six individuals we have highlighted for this week’s “FUGITIVE SECTION”. We need your help to appreCounty 5/17/2018 $4,000 PR Bond 8/28/2018 hend these subjects and hold them responsible for criminal acts committed in our community. If you know where these County 5/17/2018are please call the Real County Sheriff’s $4,000Office PR Bond at 830-232-5201. 8/28/2018 subjects If you ARE one of these subjects or know you have outstanding warrants…. TURN YOURSELF IN AT ONCE. District 7/2/2018 Bandera

Harlow, Bobby

Grand Jury Indictment - Count I Escape Count II Pocs Pg 1< 1G




Harlow, Bobby

Grand Jury Indictment - Evading Arrest/Det W/MV W/DW




Lockhart, David Wayne

VOP-Burglary of a Building






Edwards, Patrick

Violation of Probation - Burglary of Habitation






Edwards, Patrick

Violation of Probation - Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon






Faulkner,Wesley Kipp

Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Member




Driving while license invalid W/Prev Conv/Susp



$2,000 Surety Bond

Bort, Vincent Slade

Violation of Probation - Burglary of Habitation



Nervarez, Mary Elizabeth

Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon (Van Zandt County Warrant)

District Van Zandt County



Garcia, Samuel Joe

Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 >=4G<200G


8/30/2018 8 YRS TDCJ



Garcia, Samuel Joe

Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 >=4G<200G


8/30/2018 8 YRS TDCJ





Race / Sex





Date of Detainer

In Custody of


Pitcher, John Truman



Bond Forfeiture - Burglary of Habitation


Pitcher, John Truman



Bond Forfeiture - Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear


Pitcher, John Truman



Bond Forfeiture - Terrorist Threat


Hosmer, Jonathan



Violation of Probation - Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle


Fritsch, Tiffannie Cherie



Violation of Probation - Forgery


Mendoza, Eduardo Carreon



Violation of Probation - Escape

4/16/2018 4/16/2018

Medina County Jail, TX Texas Department of Corrections Texas Department of Corrections Texas Department of Corrections


Mendoza, Eduardo Carreon



Lewis, Kenneth



Violation of Probation - False Report to Peace Officer


San Jacinto County Jail, TX

Novak, John



Violation of Pre Supervision Agreement


Bexar County Jail, TX

Bort, Vincent Slade



Violation of Probation - Burglary of Habitation


Lopez, Pedro JR



Theft of Property => $100 <$750

Contributing Writers: Elaine Padgett Carnegie Linda Kirkpatrick

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Thomas Dean Flora DOB 10-30-1957 Theft of property – 1 Warrant

Christopher Wilson DOB 01-06-1984 VOP – Criminal Mischief – 1 Warrant

Released / Transferred Date Released / Transferred to

Texas Department of Corrections Indiana Department of Corrections Indiana Department of Corrections Indiana Department of Corrections

Violation of Probation - Burglary of a Building of CT1 Theft of Property >1500<2000 CT2

Sabinal Correspondent


Capias Pro-Fine (Subjects CAN MAKE PAYOFF by contacting our office with cash, cashier’s check, or money order)


Julie Becker/Editor/Publisher Billie Franklin,



Possession of controlled substance – 1 Warrant

McMahan, Khristy Anne

337 RR 337 West P.O. Box 822 Leakey, Texas 78873 (830) 232-6294 (830) 433-1424 Published Each Wednesday


Kathy Anderson DOB 11-29-1967 VOP

Theft of Property => $100 <$750 Theft of Property => $100 <$750



Bexar County Jail, TX 8/28/2018 Texas 09-17-1096 Violation Department of Corrections

Ralph Buckles DOB 8/10/2018 of Probation – Racing – 1 Warrant


CA Transferred to Bandera County Jail

Chad Baldwin DOB 08-15-1971 DWLI / No Liability Insurance - 2 Warrants

Miranda Sisneros DOB 09-27-1983 VOP – Injury to a child – 1 Warrant



City of Leakey Mayor: Harry Schneemann Secretary: Dee Dee Wally Office: 830-232-6757 Fax: 830-232-6775 Councilmen: Ken Auld • Roel Gonzalez• Martin Martinez Frankie DeLeon • Hazel Pendley Leakey Volunteer Fire Dept.830-232-4005 Frio Canyon EMS, Inc.830-232-5299 City of Camp Wood Mayor: Jesse Chavez Office: 830-597-2265 Fax: 830-597-5365 email:cityhall@swtexas.net Aldermen: Brianna Taylor • Juan ( Mafy ) Gomez Johnie Wooldridge • Domingo Tobar • Josh Cox Volunteer Fire Dept:830-597-6100 Camp Wood Library: 830-597-3208 Nueces Canyon EMS: 830-597-4200 City of Sabinal Mayor: Charles Story Secretary: Betty Jo Harris Office: 830-988-2218 Councilmembers: Ali Alejandro, Louis “Mando” Landeros, Danny Dean, J. R. Flores, Mike Nuckles, and Andy Schaefer Sabinal Library 830-988-2911 Sabinal Municipal Judge: Anita Herndon 830-988-2630 Justice of the Peace Precinct #2 Bobby G. McIntosh,830- 988-2462 Real County County Judge, W.B. “Sonny” Sansom 830-232-5304 Real County Attorney, Bobby Jack Rushing 830-232-6461 County/District Clerk, D’Ann Green 830-232-5202 Justice of the Peace Dianne Rogers: 830-232-6630 or 830-597-6149 Sheriff, Nathan Johnson 830-232-5201 Real County Constable Kevin Chisum 830-232-5201 Tax Assessor-Collector Donna Brice: 830-232-6210 Treasurer, Mairi Gray 830-232-6627

CLUSTER V SPECIAL EDUCATION CO-OP (Serving Brackett ISD, D’Hanis ISD, Knippa ISD, Leakey ISD, Nueces Canyon CISD, Sabinal ISD, Utopia ISD)

Chief Appraiser Juan Saucedo 830-232-6248 Real County Public Library 830-232-5199 Camp Wood Public Library 830-597-3208 Real County Commissioners: Precinct #1: Manuel Rubio Phone: 830-232-6623 Pct.#2: Bryan Shackelford Phone: 830-232-5756 or 591-4734 (cell) Pct. #3:Raymon Ybarra 830-279-6787 Pct.#4: Joe W. Connell, Sr. 830-597-5159

Special education records which have been collected by the Cluster V Special Education Co-op related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of Special Education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for the period of seven years after Special Education services have ended for the student. Special Education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, completes his/her educational program at age 22, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Cluster V Special Education Co-op intent to destroy the special education records of students who received Special Education services as of the end of the 2011 school year and prior. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After seven years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records in writing or in person at the following address: Cluster V Special Education Co-op, P.O. Box 577, 900 N. Pickford, Sabinal, TX 78881. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Lonna Clinch, Director of Special Education, at 830-988-2341. Requests must be received by December 14, 2018. ANUNCIO: Documentos del Departmento de Educación Especial CLUSTER V EDUCACIÓN ESPECIAL CO-OP

(Serviendo Brackett ISD, D’Hanis ISD, Knippa ISD, Leakey ISD, Nueces Canyon CISD, Sabinal ISD, and Utopia ISD) Los Registros de educación especial que han sido recogidos por el Cluster V Educación Especial Coop relacionados con la identificación, evaluación, asignación educacional o la provisión de educación especial en el distrito, deben mantenerse bajo leyes estatales y federales durante un período de siete años después de que han terminado los servicios de educación especial para el estudiante. El final de servicios de educación especial es cuando el estudiante ya no es elegible para servicios, sean graduados, o completa su programa educativo a los 22 años de edad, o se mueve del distrito. Esta notificación es para informar a los padres/tutores y ex alumnos del distrito de que vamos a destruir los registros de educación especial de los estudiantes que no recibían mas servicios de educación especial a partir del final del año escolar 2011 o antes. Estos registros serán destruidos conforme a la ley estatal a menos que el padre/tutor o estudiante (adulto) elegible notifique al distrito escolar lo contrario. Después de siete años, los registros ya no son útiles para el distrito, pero pueden ser útiles para el padre/tutor o ex estudiante de solicitar beneficios de Seguro Social, servicios de rehabilitación, colegio, etc... Los padres o el estudiante (adulto) elegible puede solicitar una copia de los registros por escrito o en persona a la siguiente dirección: Cluster V Educación Especial Co-op, P.O. Box 577, 900 N. Pickford, Sabinal, TX 78881. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, por favor llame a Dr. Lonna Clinch, Cluster V Director de Educación Especial a 830-988-2341. Las solicitudes deben ser recibidas no más tardar el 14 de diciembre 2018.

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The Leakey Community is invited to Leakey ISD’s Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon. Please join us in the school cafeteria for a delicious meal, complete with all the trimmings!

La comunidad de Leakey está invitada al almuerzo anual de Acción de Gracias de Leakey ISD. ¡Únase a nosotros en la cafetería de la escuela para una deliciosa comida, completa con todos los adornos!

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The Huajilla Unit of Texas Retired conference in Boerne on October 24. the local community. Teachers Association met October Members voted to help defray the cost of The program was then presented by Ms. 22, 2018 at the D’Hanis Community those attending by having the local unit Joan Langfeld of D’Hanis, who relayed Center. Approximately 56 people were pay a portion of their fees. The Huajilla the very interesting history of D’Hanis in attendance, as unit President Irene Unit is scheduled to receive a $500 Brick and Tile. Ms. Langfeld’s greatDubberly opened the meeting. The prayer award from the state association for a grandfather, Louis Carle, Sr., was one and blessing was given by member, Louis membership drive. That presentation will of the founders of the company, and her Stroud. Guests and five new members be made at the conference in Boerne. father served as a long-time foreman of were recognized, after the company. which the treasurer’s Members were report was given treated to a by Sam Dubberly. lively story of The president then the company’s announced the deaths beginnings over of two unit members, 110 years ago, Larry Hausenfluke including where and Vivian Zinsmeyer. original equipment Members were came from, encouraged to donate various steps in to the unit scholarship the creation of the fund in memory of bricks, and some them. of the historic Lola Hill, chairperson buildings that are of the Children’s Book made of D’Hanis Project, reported that brick. $273 was collected at After the meeting the previous meeting. and program, This is a project of members were TRTA units all over treated to a the state and has been delicious lunch successful in buying served by D’Hanis new books and getting President Irene Dubberly presents speaker Joan Langefeld with a jar of Huajilla Honey. The long time Lions Club. The Hondo and D’Hanis teacher, who presented a history of the D’Hanis Brick and Tile Company, is a those books into the hostesses for this descendant of the Carle family that established the D’Hanis Brick and Tile Company in the early 1900s hands of children meeting were every year. Another Jean Sexton, Janet state project, the Curtis, Esther In a legislative update Ken Hanson TRTA Foundation, donated a great deal of encouraged all members to vote in the Johnson, Deborah Zerr, Judy Moffett, and money to Hurricane Harvey relief last year mid-term elections and to stay in contact Joan Langfeld. and will probably be donating money to with the newly elected officials concerning The next meeting of the Huajilla Unit will victims of the recent central Texas floods. be held November 19, 2018, 10:30 a.m. at retirement benefits. In observance of the Ms. Dubberly then announced plans Vines on the Rocks Winery in Dunlay. upcoming Veteran’s Day, Ms. Dubberly for members to attend the district fall then read a list of names of veterans from

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On The Frio at the Frio Pecan Farm Pavilion 830-232-5022 Monday, November 12 – 10:00 a.m. Bobby Wayne Hatley Gymnasium Nueces Canyon School

All of our local Veterans are invited along with all community members.

Leakey NHS/NJHS will be hosting the annual Leakey Veteran’s Day Program on the morning of Monday, November 12th. Refreshments and sign-in for Veterans will begin at 8:15 in the Leakey Cafetorium. The program is open to the community and will begin at 9:15 in the New Gym.

Pork chops & Fried Chicken

ONLY ON TUESDAYS Come enjoy Dining on the River!

First Appearance at UIL State Cross Country Representing the Nueces Canyon Panthers, Daunte Flores traveled to Round Rock this past week to compete in the 2018 UIL State Cross Country meet. For his first showing, Daunte came in 90th and ran a time of 19:10. Daunte worked very hard to prepare for this season and ending it at the State Cross Country meet is always a huge accomplishment and something to be very proud of. As some of the wisest coaches have said, “Victories of life are won not on the fields nor in the marts where the decisive struggle takes place, but in the obscure and forgotten hours of preparation. Success or failure lies in the hands of the individual long before the hour of when the final test comes”. Daunte Flores holds Panther Pride in his heart. He is an outstanding student, athlete, and son. Daunte assumed the position of leadership with his team since the beginning of the season. He demonstrated a willingness to do whatever it took to succeed. Daunte worked out on his own in the early mornings, after football practice, and on the weekends. As Daunte ventures off into the world outside of high school, he will take his very best experiences, good or bad, and use them in becoming successful. John Wooden defines success as: “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” We are very proud of you Daunte, your year has just begun!

Kyle Floyd Day at NCCISD

•Camping •Picnicking •Hiking •Mountain Biking •Cave Tours •Bat Flight Viewing

Located 23 miles north of Brackettville, Kickapoo Cavern State Park offers a wide range of sights and activities. Its mixed habitats are home to a variety of wildlife, including 240 species of birds and a migrant bat population in Stuart Bat Cave. Activities include camping, hiking, biking, wildlife watching, and guided tours of Kickapoo Cavern every Saturday. Guided Tours for Kickapoo Cavern: Reservations Required Call 830-563-2342 Cost: $10/person plus park entrance fee of $3. No children under 5 years of age in Cavern.

By Superintendent Kristi Powers

Tuesday, October 30 was proclaimed Kyle Floyd Day at Nueces Canyon CISD. Kyle is a senior and plans to attend Angelo State University and major in Criminal Justice. Kyle has been part of the bands that have competed at the UIL State Marching Band Championships and was part of a district championship One Act Play and a play that was alternate to the UIL State One Act Play Contest. He received Best Actor last year at the District Contest. Kyle was a regional qualifier this year in Cross Country and also plays football. Kyle has been in FFA, track, and tennis while in high school. Kyle is a member of the National Honor Society and will graduate with 36 dual credit hours. Kyle’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Floyd, were present along with family and friends to celebrate. NCCISD would like to congratulate Kyle and wish him the very best at Angelo State University!

The changing face of the American student: The growth of online learning (BPT) - Today’s college students are just as likely to be moms and dads themselves, full-time and part-time employees or members of the U.S. armed forces. Many students juggle work and family, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, which found that 62 percent of students work full- or part-time, and 29 percent have at least one dependent. Needing flexibility and variety in course offerings, more students are turning to online learning to design a path that fits their lifestyle. As a result, online learning is seeing significant growth. A recent study found more than 6 million students take online courses across the U.S., and that number continues to rise. At ASU Online, programs have grown significantly, with a 60 percent increase in freshman enrollment since fall 2016 to more than 35,000 students in over 175 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. As part of ASU EdPlus, created to advance inclusion, efficiency and innovation, the online program implements technologies students need to succeed, paired with committed coaches and academic advisors. “At ASU, we work diligently to lay the right groundwork for each student at a personal and individual level because we know there is no silver bullet to student success,” said Leah Lommel, chief operating officer of ASU Online. “Each learner


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Tragic Helicopter Crash

Newlyweds Bailee Ackerman Byler of Orangefield and Will Byler of Bellville took off from their wedding about 90 minutes after nuptials were said at the family ranch in a ranch helicopter flown by Gerald “Jerry” Green Lawrence, a Vietnam veteran. They crashed near Chalk Bluff, near the family ranch early Sunday morning. All three lost their lives. Both bride and groom were seniors at Sam Houston State University at Huntsville.

Operation Christmas Child

Colleen Casburn, daughter of Bo and Sabinal Municipal Judge Cynthia Casburn, began packing shoe boxes for Franklin Graham’s Operation Christmas Child at age 8. It was a Sunday school project. By age 14, she was a year-round volunteer with collections of boxes occurring the week before Thanksgiving. The Regional Co-Ordinator may find other places for her to do her presentation still yet. Operation Christmas Child’s hours are Monday through Friday, November 12 - 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 17, from 10 to 5. Sunday, November 18, from 10 to 4 p.m. Monday, November 19, from 9 to noon. Collection places are Central Christian in Sabinal and First Baptist in Uvalde.



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This year, she volunteered to be a yearround volunteer and was selected to go to the Philippines. The biggest problem in the Los Angeles airport was finding her plane, she confided. Once she found the right plane, she met 24 other high school and college age students, her group. Instantly the group clicked, feeling like family heading for their “Student Vision Trip”. After 16 hours flight time, the arrived at the Philippines. They distributed boxes in the heart of the city of Cebu, and then in the remote Bantayan Islands. She said she was prepared to love the children, no matter the size or color, or other differences. What she was not prepared for, was the love the children responded with. Upon return, she presented a slide show and told her story about the trip, the impact on the lives of the Philippines she got to know, and the impact on her won life. She feels she gained friendships, confidence, and felt very loved the entire time. She had always wanted to go and felt getting selected was a “win the lottery, get chosen to go”. Her first presentation was at her home church, Central Christian in Sabinal. Next were presentations at First Baptist, First United Methodist, and the Church of Christ in her home town of Sabinal. She also presented her story to the Community Bible Church in San Antonio, speaking with Full Circle Yves Yushine. Yves, from the Philippines, told his story of receiving his shoe box as a child, and she told her story of sharing the shoe boxes to children there. Today, she will speak to a youth group in Bandera. She also keeps in touch with the other volunteers by phone, text, or e-mail.



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Halloween was celebrated in a big way downtown Sabinal last Wednesday evening. The Sabinal Public Library was open for business from 6 to 8 p.m., that is, trick or treat business. In addition, people sat in front of the library on the sidewalk, handing out candy. At Heaven’s Landing, hot dogs were handed out. Rustic Charm was ready with treats also. Appropriately, the display inside the library was on new children’s books.

Hudson Brotherhood

There will be no meeting of the Brotherhood during the months of November and December. Hudson Brotherhood is an affiliation of members of the different churches in the area who normally meet each fourth Sunday of the month, from 8 to 9 a.m. for breakfast, a devotional, and fellowship. The next meeting will be held on January 27, 2019.

Church of Christ

A sing-along is scheduled for the Utopia Church of Christ. It will be held a week from Thursday at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Emmanuel Lutheran

Communion was offered this past Sunday.

All events scheduled will be held in the annex, south of the sanctuary. The floors in the fellowship hall remain unfinished. Thank Offering Service will be held Sunday, November 18. Thanksgiving eve, November 21, a special service will be held beginning at 7 p.m. Little Madison Offer is to be baptized on Sunday, November 25.

First Baptist

Shoe boxes will be packed on Saturday in the south fellowship hall, beginning at 10 a.m. Pizza will be served to all helpers; all ages welcome. Veteran’s Day is this coming Sunday and all veterans will be honored during the service. The Community Thanksgiving Service will be held here on November 18 at 7 p.m. A light meal will follow the service.

First United Methodist

This Firday evening, the movie, “FreeBirds”, will be shown with show time at 6:30 p.m. The event, including drinks and snacks are free to the public. Next Sunday, following the service, the Greening of the Church is scheduled. Sandwiches are offered to the workers.

St. Patrick Catholic

On Thanksgiving Day, November 22, at 9 a.m., a special Mass will be held in Sabinal. To e-mail the church office, the address is st.patrick2255@gmail.com or call the office at 830-988-2255. Office hours are from 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. E-mail address for Reverend Michael Ajewole is frmikeajewole@yahoo.com

College kicks-off holiday season with tree lighting ceremony, arrival of Santa Claus Uvalde, TX, November 6, 2018 – Southwest Texas Junior College will host the fifth annual “Christmas At the College” event on Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. at the Uvalde campus, which is free and open to the public. Children will have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa Claus, Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman while choirs from local schools will provide entertainment. The college will have free hot chocolate, pan dulce, and cookies. Fire pits will be set up for to kids to roast marshmallows. According to College President, Dr. Hector Gonzales, planning is well underway. “We are extremely excited about providing our community with a wonderful array of Christmas light displays, which is sure to please children of all ages,” said Gonzales. “We invite the entire community to bring their children to take free pictures with Santa and enjoy some wonderful music from children in the community.”

Del Rio and Eagle Pass campuses are hosting their “Christmas at The College” event on the same date. In Uvalde, the ceremony takes place in front of the Rodolfo R. & Dolores Flores Student Services Building. During the event, the countdown for lighting the 20-foot Christmas tree along with the arrival of Santa Clause is set to begin at shortly after 6 p.m. A short parade will precede Santa, which will include the Uvalde High School Band, the SWTJC Daycare, the Uvalde 4H Club and the SWTJC Rodeo Team. In addition, the SWTJC Uvalde Catholic Club will host its annual Las Posadas. A posada is a traditional Hispanic celebration depicting Mary and Joseph’s search for lodging in Bethlehem. The posada begins in front of the Rodolfo R. & Dolores Flores Student Services Building. Following the posada, there will be food, drinks, singing and a piñata for the children in the Matthews Student Center Ballroom.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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8th Annual Barksdale Community Thanksgiving Thursday November 22nd, 2018

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by Lee Sweeten

Here it is November and everyone knows it means it is almost time for the “Annual Barksdale Community Thanksgiving” get together. Oh yeah, for the last seven years some of us along with Judi and her Angel Wings Cafe, have sponsored a Community Thanksgiving Social. This will be the eighth year for the “Get Together” at Angel Wings in beautiful downtown Barksdale, Texas. The tradition was started simply because it was thought there were many in the area that really had no where to go or no family coming home for Thanksgiving... Not wanting anyone to be alone, Judi and I got together and decided to host a meal on Thanksgiving day. We would furnish the Turkey and Ham other stuff such as, plates, cups plastic wear, and of course tea and/or coffee. We then asked others who wanted to come to bring a covered dish to go along with the meal. Since the beginning eight years ago, the attendance has varied between 60 and 100 coming together to enjoy a good meal and the great friendship/ fellowship of the Barksdale Community. While we call this a “Barksdale Community Thanksgiving,” it is actually an area wide event and is open to all who wish to join us in keeping our Community tradition alive. Simply stated, if you are in the area on Thanksgiving Day, then you are welcome to join us. Turkey and Dressing along with Ham will be furnished however there is a need for side dishes such as sweet potatoes, beans, bread, desserts and so

on. . So, if possible, we would appreciate that those attending bring a covered dish to share. However, if you cannot don’t worry there will be plenty for all. If you have no plans for Thanksgiving and would like to enjoy a community wide fellowship along with some great food, why not join us as we give thanks for all our blessings as individuals, communities and of course as a nation? Lunch will be served around 1: 00 PM. Bring family and/or friends and of a covered dish if possible It’s a great occasion to renew old friendships and establish new ones and of course keep our community tradition alive. As is my norm, I always close with a quote. However this time I am going to end with two quotes. The first quote is from Guy Fieri who said, “We’re getting ready to sit down at the table and have Thanksgiving, and there’s people that are not with their families. There are people that are in dangerous areas, putting their lives on the line to keep our country free, and I think that’s something we should all celebrate every day,” and the second relates to the first and is by Emmons who said, ““The focus of Thanksgiving should be a reflection of how our lives have been made so much more comfortable by the sacrifices of those who have come before us.” For more information on the Annual Barksdale Community Thanksgiving contact Judi Koehne at (830) 234-33176 or Lee Sweeten at (210) 912-8481 or email burrogone@yahoo.com.

River Conservation Program Update by Melissa Parker

Our plan was to have an update meeting on the study progress by the end of November, and complete the report by the end of December. However, the recent flooding and high flows deterred the final sediment sampling trips, which are needed for the sediment and hydrology model. Until the flows reduce significantly, our Water Development Board colleagues won’t be able to gather their final sediment samples. Because this model is a crucial part of our

study and ultimate decision on permitting, this delay is going to cause us to push back our study timeline so that the final sediment samples can be obtained and incorporated into the model for its completion. We know how important this study and our ultimate permitting decisions are to each of you, and we will do our very best to get the sediment/hydrology model completed as soon as the river levels permit. Because we are working with a dynamic system, these

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Hunting Tips From Camper John spot and stalk strategies are just a few of the many pointless customs that many hunters practice. However, in the end, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do things, and you can’t argue with tradition. I don’t want to cast judgement on those traditions, and so I just wait until I’m alone in my hunting area before I change into my clown suit. Another thing we hunters are commonly known for is the art of bragging. I say “art” because you just can’t go to deer camp and start bosting about the record buck you saw, the shot you made, the distance you can see, etc. etc. You have to sharpen your bosting skill with subtle falsehoods woven into your carefully crafted narrative. Like this; “Hey Joe, I seen that buck you missed yesterday. I could have shot him because he was standing broadside only 535 yards across the canyon. But I decided to pass on him because the tip of his G3 point was broken.” Did you notice how I made myself sound like an expert while belittling my buddy’s incompetence at the same time? Never miss an opportunity to cast disparagement at another hunter’s lack of ability whether it’s related to marksmanship, starting fires, skinning game, or any other hunting related activity. You must also learn to use the proper arbitrary terminology to your advantage when spinning your hunting yarns. For example, here is a phrase that I often use after successfully bagging a deer. “Yea, that old buck spooked, and bolted for cover, but I made a snap shot and hit’em “right behind the shoulder.” “Right behind the shoulder,” is a phrase adopted by my many seasoned yet dubious veteran hunters. To avoid awkwardness, however, make sure you were hunting by yourself when you use this idiom. That way, you will avoid the embarrassment of having your buddy, Joe, say, “but John, that spike was standing under the feeder for 15 minutes waiting for you to get over buck fever, and you hit him in the butt at 50 yards!” Actually, I try to avoid lying about my hunting stories. As a novice writer, I must be guarded from truth stretching because I want to maintain my integrity. Therefore, I remain straight forward and forthright in my accounts of hunting adventures. Irregular timing is another strategy that I’ve developed over time. Whitetail deer are extremely sensitive to time, and therefore, they are fanatical about keeping fervent schedules. I bet you didn’t know that did you? For example, the symmetrical 12-point buck that you’ve seen pictures of from your trail camera is just playing you for a fool! He is aware that you have evidence about his whereabouts, and he knows the sounds you make, your scent, your habits, the color of your truck, and your

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JUST FOR GRINS We interrupt this normal boring life to bring an emergency action message- (pause for effect) It’s Hunting Season!!! (pause for the cheering to die down) That’s right sports fans, the big day has finally come, and the good folks of Real County have welcome the invasion of camo-clad, gun-toting, hunters. Can’t you just smell the barbeque on the camp grill, Don’t you miss the smell of gun oil in the chilly fall air? Can’t you just hear the laughter from stories told around the campfire? You feelin it yet? Well get your gear packed buddy, because it’s here at last! I am a hunter. I hunt animals. I kill them, and then I eat them. There- I said it out loud, and honestly, I’m kinda proud of it. I know that may seem controversial, and inappropriate behavior to some, but if you think that way, you might as well just pack a bag, and go to New York because you are going to be way outnumbered over the next few weeks. If you stay, though, you need to be watchful of us, and that will be simple because we’re easy to spot. Look for a bunch of guys (and some girls) dressed in camouflage and standing around the bed of a pickup looking at a dead animal, and feeling jealous of the lucky knucklehead who shot it. I don’t mind saying that my hunting skills have been honed to a fine edge over the years, and I’ve come up with some pretty clever techniques that have proven successful. I share these with my readers for two reasons. First, I only have about eight readers, and second, I want to give something back to my fellow hunting brethren in the hope that my humble hunting strategy will be used and appreciated long after I’m gone. I’ll start with choice of wardrobe. Most hunters wear camo not because we really need to. Heck, on opening morning, most of us will be sitting in an elevated box, or driving around in an all-terrain vehicle that deer can see and hear from the next county! Camo is really a pointless exercise in futility. The deer around here have seen every brand of camo made by man, and they can spot it from 2 miles away like it was a blinking beacon. In fact, here’s a tip- if you want to make deer curious and come closer for a better look, wear a clown suit. The louder, and more bizarre the better. Make sure your shoes make loud squeak sounds, and light up when you step. Also, don’t listen to these “self-proclaimed experts” that allege they can actually sneak within a reasonable distance of a trophy buck. That is a ridiculous notion. You might as well just walk blindly through the woods while stomping your feet and blowing an Ah- Ooga Horn. Trust me, you’ll have a much better chance of actually getting in reasonable range of a deer! Camo clothes and

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political tendencies. He also has committed your timing to memory, and knows to the second when you will be locked and loaded in your blind- waiting for his arrival. My point is that you must catch him off guard and use his pride against him. Consider this technique that I often use on opening morning. The feeders on my hunting property go off at 6:30 am sharp. Therefore, I set the alarm in my hunting cabin to sound at 4:00. This will give me ample time to gather my necessary gear, fire down a breakfast taco, and mentally prepare for the hunt. It also allows me to get to my blind and let things settle down before the deer start moving. When I wake up, I realize that the alarm either didn’t go off, or I hit the snooze button 9 times! No problem, it’s only 6:05, and I’m pretty sure I can skip breakfast, get my act together, and get to the blind before the feeder goes off. I toss my gear in the truck and ease out in the pre-dawn darkness. After returning to the cabin twice- once to get my rifle, and next to get my ammo, it’s 6:40. Since the feeder has already gone off, I must carefully slip into my blind without disrupting the deer’s normal movements. While climbing the dangerous ladder that ascends to my stand, I carefully, and quietly hold onto the rails while trying to hold my rifle (with no sling) my gear bag, my rattling antlers, and my extra coat. This I do as quietly as a mouse in wet grass. However, when I finally ease into my chair at 7:22 sharp, I inadvertently bang the barrel of my rifle into the ceiling of the stand which some Aggie engineer designed out of tin! The sound it makes would rival an Ivy=League bell at chapel time. By some miracle, there is a buck actually standing under the feeder! He must be the dumbest whitetail deer in Real County, but I quickly recognize that it’s my 12-pointer, who apparently has been thrown off by my late and frantic behavior. I carefully line up my crosshairs, and gently squeeze the trigger in the middle of my exhale. He drops in his tracks… at least the tracks he may have made a year ago, but in my defense, I had buck fever, and I only had to trail him for 2.3 miles by my gps app before I found him with a lethal shot sort of high in his gluteus maximus muscle. When I finally get back to camp, the other hunters are green with envy. “Yep, that ole buck was crafty, but I out witted him with careful planning and patiently sticking to my schedule,” I said. “Hit him right behind the shoulder too!”


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How Do I Get My Teenagers to Understand that Time is Money? Hi Taylor - I’m trying to convince my two boys - 14 and 16 years old - that time is money. Whenever I say that, we get into frustrating, teenage arguments over semantics and they go back to playing video games. How do I fix this problem while they’re still young? Deanne Hey Deanne - Getting teenage boys to care about money is one of life’s great challenges (sorry, Mom and Dad!). It’s going to be an uphill battle, but you should think of ways to show them instead of telling them. One of the ways to do this is to actually make their time more valuable, through an allowance or another sort of rewards system. No one is going to believe that their time has monetary value until you prove that to be true. This is a little easier with adults, as an hourly wage is proof that an eight-hour workday equals X number of dollars. With a teenager who

might not be working yet, or who just works seasonal jobs and doesn’t have to stay motivated year round, you have to draw the line between time and money for them. If you already offer an allowance, make sure your boys are earning it. Instead of paying for chores that are poorly done, pay for a task that’s accomplished well. They’ll want to finish the job as quickly as possible, so you have to set the standard for good work. As they find ways to get chores done right and fast, they’ll start to discover the importance of efficiency, which is at the core of valuing one’s time. Beyond bribing, makie them care about long-term goals. Any time they talk about wanting a fancy car or a new gaming console, break down how many hours it would take to earn the money needed to buy that item. Give examples of how the money could be earned,

through a regular job or by collecting and recylcing cans and bottles. When they connect the dots between working, earning and buying cool stuff, they’ll start to see how using time wisely can result in getting what they want. The biggest hurdle is often teaching responsibility. When we’re teenagers, we don’t want to take responsibility for much. Once we start to see that taking ownership of our time can produce good results, our habits change. Without becoming too much of an authoritarian, find ways to show your kids that taking smart action will produce the best outcome. I’m not surprised the boys push back on a figurative statement like “time is money.” If you can find a way to show how quality use of time leads to increased earnings, you’ll probably start to make a little more headway. Good luck, Deanne!

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ACREAGE Property 8: LAST ONE! 7+ acre lot located in Rio Frio. RNR Ranch. Beautiful & flat bottomland with large oaks. $75,000 Property 10: 31.05 acres. Just off Hwy. 41 in far NW Real County. Fairview Ranch. Neat little hunting place! $93,150 Property 11: 22 ac. w/cabin, electricity, strong spring and views for miles! Located ~1 mi. off RR336. $135,000 Property 12: 5+ ac north of Leakey w/2400 sq. ft. metal bldg. Hwy. frontage. Some elevation for great views. $179,000 Property 13: 28 ac. w/cute 1BD/1BA cabin and creek frontage in Rancho Real. 631 Riemer Rd. $179,000 Property 15: 6.5 acres in Concan with over 500’ of frontage on Hwy. 83! Nice & flat w/oaks. NO restrictions! $185,000 NEW PRICE Property 16: 36 acres in Spring Country Ranch. Wooded w/deep draws & dry creek. 1 mile from spring fed pond/park area. $91,000 Property 17: 5 acres fronting Hwy. 127 in Concan Ranch. All utilities + outbuildings. Close to the Frio and Neals. $79,000 PENDING Property 18: 22 acs. about 20 min. from Rocksprings. Easy access from Hwy. 41. Electric & small cabin. $74,800 Property 19: 15 acres with seasonal creek. Remote yet civilized! Views in every direction. Easy access & electricity available. $140,000 Property 29 : 170 acs. +/- WILL DIVIDE Hwy. 337W frontage. Views for miles! $3900 per acre NEW Property 33:Blanco Creek Ranch is 158 acs. near Concan. Fronts on Hwy. 127. Ag Exempt. Elec., well & septic. MUST SEE! $741,825 Property 40: 17.6 acres w/Frio frontage! Close to Leakey. Several building sites. Electricity nearby. $230,000 Property 58: Watering Hole Ranch is 160 ac. w/3 AC lake, charming (fully furnished) ranch house. 6735 Hwy. 173 N., Bandera, TX $1,672,000 Property 59-67: Gorgeous acreage homesites ranging from 6 to 13 acres. 6 mi. north of Bandera. Elec. avail. $81,600- $163,200

COMMERCIAL Property 3-6: 1+ ac. Commercial lots Concan. Frontage on US HWY 83. All utilities available. $139,000-$149,000 Property 15: 6.5 acres in Concan with over 500’ of frontage on Hwy. 83! Nice & flat w/oaks. NO restrictions! $185,000 NEW PRICE Property 21: Highly desired location on CR350! 10.9 unrestricted ac., FRIO RIVER FRONTAGE, DW mobile and older home. $780,000 Property 36: Riverstone Vacation Cabins! 13.9 acres w/500’ of Frio river frontage. 5 cabins + main home. $775,000 NEW Property 59: Happy Hollow Ranch, Lot 2 in Bandera, TX is 8.26 ac. and has SH 173 AND county road frontage. Elec. available. $99,120

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O B I T U A R I E S Bryan Kennedy

Marjorie Lena Merritt

Kay Evelyn Davenport

(January 14, 1973 - October 27, 2018)

(June 18, 1939 - November 01, 2018)

(March 4, 1920 - October 27, 2018)

Kay Evelyn Davenport of Leakey, Texas passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018 at her home in Leakey, Texas. She was born in Vinita, Oklahoma on June 18, 1939 to Lester Paul Moore and Mary Jane Scott Moore. Kay moved to Corpus Christi as a young girl and graduated from W.B. Ray High School. Kay’s first love in life was being a mother and grandmother and a loving wife to Dennis. An avid reader, she loved to cook for family and friends. She had a beautiful smile, loved to laugh and enjoy the company of all around her. She will be missed dearly by her loved ones but we are comforted that she is now with her beloved Dennis. Those left to honor and cherish her memory are her daughter Lisa De Leon and her husband Frankie; sons Todd Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Chip Davenport; grandchildren Katrina De Leon, Lindsey De Leon, Ty Johnson, Jarrett Johnson, Gavin Johnson, Jeremy Johnson; greatgrandchildren Jayden Skelton, Reed Skelton, Frankie Blue Skelton, McKenzie Ramirez, and Lillian Johnson. Other family members left to honor and cherish her memory are her brother Steve Moore; nieces and nephews Stephen Paul Hagens (Lilli), Sam Moore, Travis Moore, Carrisa Moore, and Meredith. She was preceded in death by her parents Lester and Mary Jane, husband Dennis, brother Stan Moore, sister Meredith Moore, and nephew Sevon Moore. Memorial service will be held at a later date. If you would like to make a contribution in Kay’s Honor please send to Frio Canyon EMS, P.O. Box 803, Leakey, Texas 78873. The family invites you to leave a condolence at www.nelsonfuneralhome s.net Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Leakey, Texas.

Marjorie Lena Merritt known to many as Margie went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 in Uvalde, Texas. She was born in Big Springs, Texas on March 4th, 1920 to Andrew Douglas Willhoit and Susie Ann Stemmons Willhoit. Marjorie was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great and great-great grandmother and a friend to many. She was very involved in her community activities through the years. She worked at McKnight Pharmacy for many many years. She was a pillar of the community serving as Justice of the Peace from January 1st, 1987 until her retirement in December 2006. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rocksprings, Texas. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Those left to honor and cherish her memory are her daughter Sherian Sweeten and husband John; sons Jackie Merritt and Jimmie Merritt and wife Jamie; grandchildren Cindy Espinoza and husband Leo, Janna Hamilton and husband Toby, Jay Merritt and wife Rebecca, Michael Merritt, Will Merritt, Kelly Hall and husband Larry, Cody Smith, Patrick Sweeten and wife Cathleen, and Jessica Hood. Other family members left to honor and cherish her memory are her sisters Annette Hargus and Mary Bob Fowler; great-grandchildren Caden Smith, Shelby Marek, Alex and Blake Broussard, Aubrie Espinoza, Sebastian Espinoza, Cade Hamilton, Dean Hamilton, Sunni Merritt, Maggie Merritt, Dillon Hood, Michael Grace, and Chris Sweeten; great-great grandchildren Jensen Cole Marek and Elliot Andrew Broussard; numerous nieces, nephews, and many many friends. Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Susie Ann Willhoit, husband Sidney Emory Merritt Sr., son Sidney Merritt Jr. (Sonny), grandson Sidney E. Merritt III, and siblings Doug Willhoit, Lodessa Pope, Frances Craig, and Raymond Willhoit. Pallbearers include Leo Espinoza, Blake Broussard, Alex Broussard, Sebastian Espinoza, Toby Hamilton, Cade Hamilton, Dean Hamilton, Jay Merritt, Larry Hall, Cody Smith, Caden Smith, Will Merritt, and Michael Merritt. Visitation was 5-8 p.m. Monday, October 29th, 2018 at Nelson Funeral Chapel, Rocksprings. A Celebration of Marjorie’s life was held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Rocksprings, Texas. Officiant Pastor Dan Bliss. Interment followed in the Rocksprings Cemetery, Rocksprings, Texas. The family asks if you would like to make a donation in Marjorie’s honor to the Rocksprings Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 464, Rocksprings, Texas 78880. The family invites you to leave a condolence at www.nelsonfuneralh omes.net Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Rocksprings, Texas.

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In Loving Memory of: Maria Mear Given by: First State Bank of Uvalde

How Important is it for us to know God? I have thought about why many Christians including myself so often struggle in a lukewarm state of mind much more than we should. To say the least, there are several reasons but actually these are not considered justifiable excuses. I have regular conversations with my close friends about the spiritual life and one thing we all share in common is how difficult it is to stay motivated with our prayer life while maintaining our enthusiasm to resist temptation. I realize everyone’s schedule is filled with distractions and we are busy just trying to keep up with everything we need to do, but when it comes to God, it always comes down to priorities and what we love the most. Of course, we have the obvious enemy called the devil which we do not hesitate to blame for our failures, but pointing our finger and accusing anyone other than ourselves is not really taking personal responsibility for our actions. The truth is, at the end of the day, we do exactly what we want to do. I recently wrote a short story called, “Living an illusion” that is about an average guy who lives a normal life and then discovers

St. Raymond Catholic Church 2nd and Mountain St. P O Box 989 Leakey, TX 78873 830.232.5852 Mass: 5:30pm Saturday 6:00 pm 1st and 3rd Wednesdays Parish Priest Fr. Adrian Adamik Rectory: 830.683.2165 St. Mary Catholic Church Hwy 187 Vanderpool, TX Mass: 9:00am Sunday Contact:830.966.6268 St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church Camp Wood, TX Mass: 11:30am Sunday Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church 401 N Hwy 377 P O Box 877 Rocksprings, TX 78880 830.683.2165 Mass: 9:00am Sunday Reál County Church 121 Oak Hill Ste. 4 Leakey, Texas Sunday School: 10:00am Worship: 11:00am Evening Worship: 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00pm Preacher: Charlie Gant

after he passes away that his ideas were not exactly lined up with the way God thinks. It’s a sobering consideration that emphasizes how we only have one existence and one chance to get it right. Once we cross over into the next life, there are no do-overs and no more opportunities. I encourage you to read the story on my website. This reminds me of the next reason why we have a hard time walking close to God and that is we are influenced by a rebellious nature. When we are born, we are blind to spiritual truth and do not have the ability to understand God’s word or the desire to seek after the knowledge and wisdom that we need. This is why we must be born-again so that we can be transformed into a new spirit and be renewed in our mind and conscience. We must have the correct receiver and be dialed to the precise channel in order for us to receive God’s signal. I’m going to be completely honest, the Christian life is hard. With the two powerful forces that I’ve mentioned already, it’s no wonder why we have such a difficult time staying on the straight and narrow. This conflict is commonly referred

Come and Worship With Us 979-743-1066 Frio Canyon Baptist Church Pastor Michael Howard Hwy 83 South Leakey, TX (830) 232-5883 Sunday School: 9:45am Worship Service: 11:00am Evening Worship: 6:00pm Wed. Prayer: 6:30pm First Baptist Church P O Box 56 Hwy 83N Leakey, TX Pastor: Mark Spaniel Bible Study: 10:00am Worship: 11:00am Evening Worship: 6:00pm Wednesday Prayer: 7:00pm Mon-Fri Daily Prayer 11:00am 830.232.5344 Living Waters Church Hwy 1050 Utopia, TX 830.966.2426 Sunday School: 9:30 am Worship: 10:30 am Wednesday: 7:00pm Youth Alive: Saturday 7:00pm Children’s Church 2nd & 4th Sunday

@10:30 Youth Pastor Josef & Christy Richarz Pastor Dr. Robert Richarz Church in the Valley Hwy 83 Leakey, TX 78873 830.232.6090 Pastor Ray Miller Sunday School: 9:45am Worship: 10:45am Childrens Church 11 Evening: 6:00pm Wed. Service 6:30 Fellowship (2nd & 4th) 7:00pm

New Fellowship Church Hwy 337 & Camino Alto Leakey, TX 830.232.4287 Sunday School: 9:45am Pastor: Greg Mutchler Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 10:45 a.m. Evening 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service and Youth 6:30 p.m. Leakey Church of Christ One Block N of Courthouse Leakey, TX 78873 830.232.6933 Sunday School: 10:00am Come and Worship: 10:45am Evening: 6:00pm Wednesday: 7:00pm

Concan Church of Christ Hwy 83 Concan 830.232.4058 Ministers: Paul Goodnight and Ray Melton Sunday School: 10:00am Com and Worship: 11:00am Evening: 6:00pm Wednesday: 7:00pm Concan Baptist Mission 23169 N Hwy 83, Concan, TX 830-232-4058 Minister: Chris Potter Sunday School: 10:00 am Sunday Worship: 11:00 am Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm

Cowboy Church in the Nueces River Canyon HWY 55 N @ Angel Wings Cafe’ PO Box 158 Barksdale, TX 78828 (830) 234-3180 or 2345170 5th Sunday 6:30 pm and Every Tuesday @ 6:30 pm United Methodist Church P O Box 417 419 N. Market Leakey, TX 78873 830.232.6266

Bryan Kennedy, 45, of Kerrville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Kerr County. He was born at San Antonio Methodist Hospital to Darlene and Kenneth Kennedy on Jan. 14, 1973. He went to school at Tivy High School. He worked as a painter for H.E. Butt Foundation for

four years. Bryan Kennedy is survived by his children, Bradley and Kristin Kennedy; sister, Linda Shannon; his parents, Darlene and Kenneth Kennedy; his grandson, Jaxtin King; his nephew, Dalen and son, Damien. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Grimes Funeral Chapels, 728 Jefferson St., in Kerrville, Texas, with Mike Tackett of H.E. Butt Foundation officiating. A reception will be held at the VFW. The family of Bryan Kennedy wishes to extend our sincere thanks to H.E. Butt Foundation. The family invites you to send condolences at ww w.grimesfuneralchapels.com by selecting the “send condolences” link. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.

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to as spiritual warfare and I’m sure many of you will agree these battles are fierce and often. Yes, we can have the victory over sin but the idea of the Christian fighting in a literal war means we are an active soldier that is always on duty. If we believe our mission after we have accepted the gift of salvation is laying on the couch and eating ice cream, we can clearly see why we are always feeling like a punching bag. I realize it’s not popular but we’ve been called to pray, study, and fast so that we can build courage and discernment. If we are not equipped with our spiritual armor, using our sword and shield, filled with hope, and dedicated to interceding for others, how can we expect to be a successful warrior? Even more important than all the religious things we say or do is having a personal relationship with the one who gave his life for us. Most people want just enough of God to save them but not to the point where it becomes uncomfortable or requires something from them. It’s much easier to wade in the water that’s

only up to our ankles instead of jumping in over our head with total dedication and commitment to his will. We are first in line for his help and blessings but not really excited about words like sacrifice, perseverance, and accountability. So, how much of God do we want and how important is it to follow him? I’m reminded how the discipline of participating in sports is similar to the dedication and determination needed to be a serious and effective Christian. Champions work hard and have a vision of who and what they want to achieve which is another reason why most people are simply not interested. A truth seeker is listening, learning and focused on God’s voice and is willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish their vision. Come to think of it, what is our spiritual vision? Read more at billyhollandministries.com

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Game Warden Field Notes The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. The Dog Fetched Them Up Dogs are known for bringing home undesirable objects. Sometimes they do eat your homework. But, when a Texarkana man recently told game wardens the mallard ducks they discovered hanging in his warehouse came from a retrieving dog field trials competition in Arkansas, eyebrows raised. In this case, the wardens were able to verify there had been such a contest that uses farm-raised ducks, and the mallards showed no evidence of having been shot. The wardens then explained to the man that a wildlife resource document is still required in order to possess the birds. They issued the appropriate citations and warnings, and the cases are pending. Drop a Pin, We’ll Find You Cell phone technology can be a tremendous asset for first responders, particularly when attempting search and rescue in remote areas. On Sept. 29, game wardens responded to a rescue call on the Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area after a caller informed them he had been out scouting for ducks when his truck became stuck in rising water, which was now entering the cab of his vehicle. The victim was rescued shortly after “dropping a pin” from his phone that helped game wardens quickly reach his location. Once the wrecker service got the man’s vehicle to high ground, the wardens requested to see his Annual Public Hunting Lands permit, which is required in order to enter the WMA. He was not able to produce a permit, nor did he register at the gate upon entering the property. An odor of marijuana was also detected coming from his vehicle during the contact. A small amount of marijuana was located along with 108 grams of Xanax. The violator was arrested and placed in the Freestone County Jail. Snapchat Poaching After posting Snapchat video clips of themselves skinning a white-tailed doe they had harvested in Angelina County out of season and at night, two young women remained unfazed when game wardens came knocking on their door. Perhaps they thought the visit might boost their story likes? The subjects readily admitted to riding around and shooting a doe and a fawn the previous

night, and the doe carcass was found in the front yard wasting away with only the backstraps removed. The shooter claimed she didn’t know how to finish field dressing the deer so she didn’t mess with it. Based on the Snapchat video, she was fairly well-versed in lifting the backstraps. During questioning about the incident, the shooter laughed as she told the wardens she had almost missed the shot. She wasn’t laughing after realizing the amount of trouble they were in. Cases are pending. Following a Fishy Smell A Montgomery County game warden was checking bank fisherman along the San Jacinto River when he discovered two males fishing without a valid license. One of the violators claimed to have a fishing license in his car, so the warden followed him to his vehicle where he observed a cooler in the rear compartment. Insider the cooler was a skinned out catfish that the violator claimed to have bought it from two guys upriver. The warden had the violator take him to the spot where he had made the purchase, and issued citations to two individuals who admitted to selling the fish. The two individuals who sold the catfish also had outstanding misdemeanor warrants. They were arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Jail. Sacking up Bull Reds Just before dark Sept. 28, a Matagorda County game warden was notified by a fisherman there were four individuals at the Matagorda jetties catching bull redfish and transporting them in trash bags to their SUV. The warden made contact with the occupants of the SUV as they were pulling off the beach. Upon inspection of the cooler in the back of the vehicle, seven oversized red drum were found, with the smallest measuring 35 inches and the longest measuring 44 inches. None of the fish were tagged. After a brief interview, all four individuals admitted to fishing and catching the red drum. Only three individuals had a fishing license. Citations for possession of oversized untagged red drum and no fishing license were issued, and civil restitution was filed. Rolling Down the River On Sept. 24 at about 10:30 p.m., a Fayette County game warden received a call from the sheriff’s office concerning a woman who had not returned from

a kayak trip on the Colorado River. She was able to reach her husband using her cell phone and told him she had passed up her exit point, and her phone battery was almost dead. The warden, accompanied by a local fireman, launched an airboat on the river and was able to locate the woman a little after 1 a.m. approximately 10 miles past the boat ramp. She was safely transported back and reunited with her husband. Free Fishing in Parks Doesn’t Mean Illegal Fishing Pedernales Falls State Park police officers contacted five male subjects near the river recently that matched the description of potential violators reported to have been fishing illegally inside the state park. The subjects were identified and interviewed by park police officers. The officers found non-game and game fish in a trash bag in the trunk of the subjects’ car. Nets and other fishing equipment were also discovered. The subjects admitted to catching the fish illegally with cast nets. The officers filed multiple cases along with civil restitution. Double Dipping On Sept. 26, a La Salle County game warden discovered a group of dove hunters hunting a large field with lots of doves. Instead of checking the group that morning, the warden decided to wait and check the group that evening at their hunting camp. That evening at camp, the warden was hearing many of the hunters say they did not hunt in the morning. Knowing the camp was empty that morning, the warden began searching for extra birds. Six hunters had double limits, but argued they had hunted the previous day at other ranches and were within their possession limits. The warden asked each individual for hunt details from the previous day and promised the hunters that he would look into all the details. Some of the information included a hunt at a ranch in Uvalde County. The warden reached out to his game warden colleagues in Uvalde County familiar with the area, and they reported back that hunting activity was very low, casting doubt on the hunters’ claims. Upon contact with the hunters again, and after sharing the details of the investigation, all the hunters confessed to killing a limit of doves in both the morning and the evening on the same day. Citations were issued for over the limit of mourning dove to each hunter.

Hurd Homeland Security Bill Gains Traction in Senate Streamlining info-sharing to keep our nation safe WASHINGTON, DC – Today, S. 2397, the Senate companion to U.S. Representative Will Hurd’s DHS Data Framework Act, was unanimously approved by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. In response to this great news, Hurd released the following statement: “It’s 2018. Our law enforcement should be able to get the right information to the right people at the right time, to keep our nation’s enemies on the run and off our shores. DHS personnel need to share information quickly without

compromising our nation’s secrets, and that’s why my colleagues on both sides of the aisle unanimously approved the DHS Data Framework Act in the House,” said Hurd, who spent almost a decade as an undercover officer in the CIA and serves on the House Homeland Security Committee. “I applaud Senator Maggie Hassan for introducing the DHS Data Framework Act in the Senate and her Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee colleagues for recognizing this initiative to keep Americans safe.”

VETERANS DAY Today in the “Greatest Nation in the World” our wounded veterans beg for money and services! The Wounded Warrior Program is a CHARITY for our wounded… our sons, and brothers, fathers and husbands… daughter and mothers… who fought and gave everything! However, the United States can afford to give non-American Citizens: $2.2 Billion dollars a year on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.” That doesn’t count the Social Security checks that NonAmerican citizens draw or the foreign interest money that leaves this country by the handful!

The DHS Data Framework Act codifies an effort at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop a data framework to incorporate all DHS component agency data related to homeland security, terrorist information, weapons of mass destruction, and national intelligence, into one system, thereby alleviating the current costly, cumbersome process of searching and vetting information against multiple databases with different log-ins, passwords, and legal restrictions.

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Why don’t we give that to our Veterans? Why should a Veteran of the United States of America have to belong to a

Charity Organization! Why does such a thing exist? How is it possible? I am not advocating not helping people. That’s not the point I am trying to make! Our veterans should never want for anything once they have served this Country! So why do they? For eligible veterans, free healthcare is available, however, a veteran eligible for care can receive it from any VA doctor or facility, but not all VA healthcare benefits are available to all veterans. I wonder why? Our government might have been in trouble if our Veterans decided to pick and choose while on active duty? I believe our Country will never find its peace if it continues to value money over everything else. Our heroes deserve better than what we have given them.

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PIONEER REAL ESTATE Shirley Shandley, Broker Shirley Shandley, Broker 698 Highway 83 South * Office 830-232-6422 698 Highway 83 South * Office 830-232-6422 · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·

#10 – New Listing! 34.56 AC in prestigious gated Crown Mountain Ranch, 42’ x 36’ Barndominium, RV hookup, electricity, 2 water meters, ready for hunting with blinds & feeders in place, Axis, Blackbuck, Whitetail, turkey & quail. Low taxes with both Agriculture & Wildlife Tax Exemptions in place! $274,900 #5 – New Listing! 5.16 AC Beautiful Mountain Views from this cleared lot West of Leakey, Electric & Water available, gated entry, paved streets, reasonable restrictions $69,995 #12 – New Listing! 10.77 AC remote hunting, plenty of cover for native & exotic game, new entrance & gate, access to park & swimming area $43,080 #22 – Immaculate 3/2 Home on corner lot Emerald Oaks, open concept, chef’s kitchen, 2 car garage, oak trees, shown by appt., additional land may be available $215,000 #11 – 5.27 AC adjacent to Roaring Springs park, electric meter & pad, great views, access to 50 AC spring fed park for swimming, fishing $57,000 #7 – 6.57 Wooded Acres Deer Creek, electricity, fenced, minutes to Garner State Park & Frio River, gated subdivision for privacy $96,550 #1 – Gorgeous 3 BD/2 BA 2 Story Log Home with sweeping views overlooking Concan & Frio Canyon, large deck, outside patio area, Frio River Access, hasn’t been in rental pool, but could be $329,000 #16 – 20.60 AC Frio Canyon acreage with current Agriculture Tax Evaluation, no improvements, no HOA, deep soil, partial fencing, near Garner State Park & Frio River. Additional acres with improvements may be available $206,000 #9 – 6.28 AC Off Scenic RR 337 West of Leakey, access to spring fed swimming area, fishing lake, hiking, gated community $54,900 #23 – 20.16 AC with 4WD Access, furnished hunter’s cabin with rainwater & solar harvest, blinds, feeders, generator, wood burning stove $89,500 #18 – Beautiful Panoramic Views from this 1.01 AC Concan lot, water & electric available, clubhouse with pool, hiking, fishing pond, gated community, minutes to Garner State Park & Frio River $55,000 #13 – FRIO RIVER ACCESS – 3 BD/2 BA Home, covered patio, carport, access 2 Private River parks, gated community near Leakey $125,000 #8 – Nueces River Access 2.28 AC water & electric available, views of surrounding hills, walking distance to private river park, gated community $46,000 #3 – 2 BD/1 BA Brick Home on 2+ Fenced AC in Leakey with 2 vehicle carport, metal pole barn, lots of Oak & Pecan trees, great starter or retirement home $185,000 #24 – Income Producing Business on 10 AC near Garner State Park, fronts Hwy 83, 8 rental cabins, 2 RV sites, fully equipped restaurant with seating for 90, BBQ kitchen with built in pit. Possible owner financing, with approved credit. $1.2 million #21 – 15.66 AC just outside Leakey with approx..1200 ft Creekfront, small cozy cabin, water available, mature oak trees, easy access, pretty views $264,500 #29 – 3.58 AC N. of Leakey, fronts Hwy 83, water & electric available, great sweeping view of hills $75,000 #44 – 5.601 AC Sabinal Riverfront, huge Cypress Trees, beautiful view of river, gated community (Owner/Agent) $215,000 #45 - Sabinal Riverfront Lot, Hwy 187 front, Utopia, joins #46 (Owner/Agent) $75,000 #46 – Fronts Sabinal River & Hwy 187 just outside Utopia, metal 2 car storage bldg., joins #45 (Owner/Agent) $85,000 #31 – 7 AC Hillside views, 3/2 Home overlooking spring-fed lake which is part of 50 AC park for gated community of Roaring Springs with hiking trails, swimming & picnic area $199,000 #57 – 1.07 AC Concan adjacent & access to community clubhouse/swim pool, water system, underground utilities, paved street, build on to rent. OWNER TERMS $5000 down, 7%, 10 yr, $464.44 per month (Owner/Broker) $45,000 #26 – 2.28 AC Heavily treed lot with Nueces River access at private river park, water & electric already in place (joins Prop. #25) $40,000 PENDING #14 – 9.31 AC Spring Fed Creek, remote & private, 3/2 house w/screened porch & FP, well, electricity, workshop, fruit trees. Possible owner terms, with approved credit $125,000 PENDING

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The Upper Nueces-Frio Soil & Water Conservation District 2019 Poster & Essay Contest The Upper Nueces-Frio SWCD #238 is sponsoring the annual Poster and Essay Contest for 2019. This year it will be held on January 9th, 2019, about a month earlier than past contests. Below are rules the Texas State Soil & Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) has for the contests so be sure to read and follow those. Both the 2019 Poster and Essay Contest topics are: “Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper”. Poster Contest: The Poster Contest is open to boys and girls ages 12 years and under and does not jeopardize Texas Interscholastic League eligibility. Two winning entries at the District level will be sent to the Texas State Soil & Water Conservation Board for competition at the Area II level in Temple. Poster Contest Rules: (1) All poster entries shall be on standard poster board, cut to half size (22” by 14”). (2) All entries shall address the contest topic; the topic shall be printed (with correct spelling) at the top of the poster. (3) Posters are judged on adherence to the topic, artwork and correct spelling. (4) All Poster entries must have the student’s full name, name of school and teacher, grade and age written on the back. Essay Contest: The Essay Contest is open to two age divisions: Junior Division: Ages 13 and under (maximum 300 words); Senior Division: Ages 14 to 18 (maximum 500 words.) Essay Contest Rules: (1) All Essays must be typed on plain 8.5 X 11” standard paper. (2) Must include a cover sheet containing the student’s full name, grade and age, school district and teacher’s name. This year a total of two winning Poster Contest entries, and two winning Essay Contest entries in each age category District wide, will be sent to the Texas State Soil & Water Conservation Board for competition at the Area II level in Temple. Unless notified otherwise, the following is the schedule for pick up: Nueces Canyon CISD: Poster and Essay Contest entries will be picked up on Monday afternoon, January 7th, 2019 by 1:30 p.m. Rocksprings ISD: Poster and Essay Contest entries will be picked up at the Elementary and High School Offices on Monday afternoon, January 7th, 2019 by 2:30 p.m. Leakey ISD: Poster and Essay Contest entries will be picked up on Wednesday morning by 12:00 noon on January 9th, 2019. Additionally, entries in both contests may be dropped off at the Upper Nueces-Frio Soil & Water Conservation District Office in the USDA Building, 100 S. Sweeten St. in Rocksprings during regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting Monday, January 7th until 12:00 noon on January 9th, 2019. Additional information is available by calling the Upper Nueces-Frio Soil and Water Conservation District Office at (830) 6832187, ext. 103

GRANNY’S KITCHEN BACK TO BASICS.... TREATS THAT TASTE OF FALL Time fell back this weekend. Not long now, the days will begin to dwindle now and you will pull out the sweaters and start thinking of hot soup and warm chocolate! Here are some recipes to try when you get in that mood!


A thin and flaky melt in your mouth crust topped with juicy apples and a crisp topping. It is drizzled in homemade caramel and perfect for feeding a crowd! 21⁄4 cups all-purpose flour 3⁄4-teaspoon salt 2⁄3 cup butter-flavored shortening 8 tablespoons cold water 2⁄3 Cup sugar 1⁄3 Cup all-purpose flour 1-teaspoon ground cinnamon 31⁄2 pounds granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1⁄4inch-thick slices (10 cups) Crumb Topping: 1-cup quick cooking rolled oats 1 cup packed brown sugar 1⁄2-cup all-purpose flour 1⁄2-cup butter Homemade Caramel: 1 cup Brown Sugar 4 Tablespoons butter 1⁄2 cup Half-and-half 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Pinch of Salt Spray a 15x10x1 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. To make the dough, in a large bowl combine flour and salt. Using a pastry blender cut in the shortening until it resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the cold water over the mixture and toss with a fork. Repeat using 1 tablespoon of water at a time until it is moistened and knead the dough into a ball. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 19x13-inch rectangle. Wrap it around the rolling pin and unroll it into the prepared baking pan. Ease dough into the pan and up the sides, being careful not to stretch it. Trim dough to 1⁄2 inch beyond edge of pan. Fold dough edge over and flute as desired. In an extra-large bowl, combine the sugar, 1⁄3 cup flour, cinnamon, and apples. Toss until coated. Spoon the mixture on the dough and spread evenly. To make the crumb topping: In a large bowl, stir together quick cooking rolled oats, packed brown sugar, and all-purpose flour. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until topping mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle on top of apples. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until apples are tender. If it is starting to brown to fast, cover the top with foil the last 5-10 minutes. Cool slightly. To make the homemade caramel: Mix all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-low to medium heat. Cook while whisking gently for 5 to 7 minutes, until thicker. Turn off heat. Serve warm or refrigerate until cold. Drizzle on top of apple slab pie.


Well… the fall season brings with it cool weather and fires... wiener roasts and toasty, gooey and crispy marshmallows. Here is a new idea and it could not be easier. One Quart prepared chocolate milk or warm chocolate A bag of Super marshmallows All you have to do is thoroughly toast the outside of the marshmallow while leaving the top raw. Let the mallows cool and the untoasted top will naturally collapse, leaving a small well. Fill that well with chocolate milk. The kids will love it. Enjoy! Note: The integrity of the marshmallow will not hold very long, so make sure you drink it right away or the liquid will begin to leak out. Last but not least… the best part: chowing down on the toasted marshmallow itself.

CAMPFIRE S’MORE NACHOS GRILL PACKET 6 whole graham crackers, broken into pieces

by Elaine Padgett Carnegie

1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows 1-1/2 cups crumbled fudge brownies 3/4 cup milk chocolate morsels Original No-Stick Cooking Spray 1/3 cup Creamy Peanut Butter Reddi-wip Original Dairy Whipped Topping, optional Preheat gas grill for medium heat. Meanwhile, stir together graham crackers, marshmallows, brownies, and morsels in large bowl. Place one 18x18 piece of heavy aluminum foil on counter. Spray with cooking spray. Place mixture in center of foil; drops dollops of peanut butter evenly over the top. Double fold top and ends of foil, leaving space for steam to gather. Place packet on grate; cover grill. Grill five minutes or until marshmallows and morsels melt. Carefully open packet. Top with Reddi-wip, if desired. Serve immediately. Cook’s Tips: Packet may be baked on shallow pan in 400°F oven for 10 minutes or until marshmallows and morsels melt.


A grilled chicken recipe of chicken, tomatoes, zucchini and yellow squash cooked in foil packets and topped with cheese for an easy summertime meal. 1 small zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, sliced 1 small yellow summer squash, cut in half lengthwise, sliced 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt’s® Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic and Oregano, drained 1 can (8 oz each) Hunt’s® Tomato Sauce 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (5 oz each) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese Preheat gas grill for medium-high heat. Meanwhile, combine zucchini, yellow squash, drained tomatoes, tomato sauce, and Parmesan cheese in medium bowl. Place four 18x12-inch pieces of heavy aluminum foil on counter. Spray each with cooking spray. Place 1 breast in center on each piece of foil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spoon 1/4th tomato mixture over chicken for each packet. Double fold top and ends of each piece of foil, leaving space for steam to gather. Place packets on grate; cover grill. Grill 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in centers (165°F). Carefully open packets; sprinkle evenly with mozzarella cheese. Cook’s Tips: Packets may be baked on shallow pan in 425°F oven for 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in centers (165°F).


1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper 2 pounds boneless beef chuck, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks 2 strips bacon, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch strips Canola oil 2 medium onions, cut into 1/2-inch wedges 4 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed 2 tablespoons tomato paste 5 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 2 cups less-sodium beef broth

1 1/2 cups dry red wine 3 bay leaves 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1-pound potatoes, cut into 2-inch chunks 1-pound butternut squash; peeled, seeded and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks 4 carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks 2 stalks celery, sliced into 1/2-inch thick 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley

In a large plastic bag, combine flour, salt and pepper. Add beef; shake to coat evenly. In a Dutch oven or large heavy pot, cook and stir bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Transfer to paper towels with a slotted spoon. Add enough oil to bacon drippings to equal 2 tablespoons. Add half the beef to pot, shaking off any excess flour. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned. Remove beef with a slotted spoon. Repeat with remaining beef. If pot is dry, add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add onions; cook and stir for about 4 minutes or until starting to brown. Stir in garlic; cook for 1 minute. Stir in tomato paste. Return beef, bacon and any remaining flour to pot. Stir to combine. Add chicken and beef broth, wine, bay leaves, thyme and paprika. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 1 1/2 hours or until meat is tender, stirring occasionally. Add potatoes, squash, carrots and celery. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Remove lid and simmer about 15 minutes more or until vegetables are tender and liquid is desired consistency. Remove bay leaves. Stir in parsley.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 FACEBOOK—As voters cast their ballots in the midterm elections, social media companies have an additional concern: protecting that process. After reports of fake accounts and false news stories infiltrating social networks during the 2016 presidential election, companies like Facebook and Twitter have doubled down on efforts to prevent election manipulation. At stake is not only the validity of information found on their platforms, but also the trust of their users. CARAVAN—Central American migrants sleep inside a church that opened its doors to members of a caravan who splintered off the main group in order to reach the capital faster, in Puebla, Mexico, early Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants resumed their push toward the United States on Sunday, a day after arguments over the path ahead saw some travelers splinter away from the main caravan, which is entering a treacherous part of its journey through Mexico. ALEC BALDWIN— Actor Alec Baldwin was arrested and charged with assault and harassment Friday following a dispute over a parking spot, according to New York police. Baldwin was charged with assault and harassment and given a desk appearance ticket, the NYPD said. Alec Baldwin Foundation account that appear to be from the actor

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EVANS LAW Tallahassee, Florida, and shot six women, OFFICE killing two, a doctor and a college student, EVANS LAW OFFICE

before eventually turning his gun on himself. The shooter’s motive was not immediately clear, but subsequent reports on his online life revealed that the man held misogynistic and racist views and may have subscribed to the anti-women ideology. It is thus possible the attack was motivated by extremism. WISCONSIN—The Girl Scouts from Chippewa Falls had adopted the hilly, rural stretch of County Road P in western Wisconsin, so, with trash bags in hand, they dutifully picked up litter Saturday afternoon, tunics and sashes supplanted by limegreen safety vests. Suddenly, a speeding Ford F-150 veered������������������������������������������������������� off the road into a ditch where three girls and an adult Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization chaperone were performing community service. The twoton pickup slammed into the Scouts, before speeding off. Two girls and a chaperone were killed on the roadside, according to the Lake Hallie Police Department, which is investigating. One girl died later at a hospital. A surviving Scout was in critical condition. Authorities have not released the identities of the victims. TEXAS EARLY VOTING— Early voting is surging in Texas. More than 4.5 million people cast early in-person ballots and nearly 370,000 mailed in their ballots during Texas’ 12-day early voting period, txtree@ktc.com according to a report from the Licensed and Insured for Texas Tribune. In the 30 counties Your Protection in Texas where 78 percent of the state’s registered voters live, 40 percent of all of the 12.3 million registered voters in those counties have already cast their ballots. In a state where early voting is already common, this year’s pre-Election Day turnout is still higher than in the presidential election in 2012 Vehicle Lockout Hwy. 83 N. & 1st Street and the entire turnout of the 2014 Leakey, Texas 78873 JIM AND TAMMIE midterms. It’s about 20,000 votes Ph. (830) 232-6656 ALBARADO short of the 2016 election early Res. (830) 232-4887 vote totals. Early voting in Texas Owners Cell (830) 374-7866 ended on November 2. YOU’LL FIND IT AT CARQUEST EGYPT— Egypt said on Sunday that it had killed 19 militants linked to an ambush that left seven Christian pilgrims dead, as President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi scrambled to respond to a surge of Christian anger against his government. The Interior Ministry said Egyptian forces had killed the 6:30 a.m. - 2 pm militants during a chase through a mountainous area in the desert west of the ancient monastery where gunmen opened fire on three buses filled with pilgrims WATER WELLS • CLEAN OUTS • PUMPS • TEST HOLES on Friday. Six of the seven “Experience Counts” pilgrims killed in the attack came from the same extended family, Coptic COMPLETE SYSTEMS INSTALLED Orthodox officials said. TX LIC#2423AI The Islamic State claimed TX LIC#58730W responsibility, saying the Clifton Wilson Rangler Wilson attack had been in retaliation (830) 591-9633 (830) 591-4708 for the arrest of “our chaste Cell (830) 486-7100 sisters.” It did not elaborate. cwdrill2423wi@sbcglobal.net

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denied the allegations. “Normally, I would not comment on something as egregiously misstated as today’s story. However, the assertion that I punched anyone over a parking spot is false. I wanted to go on the record stating as much,” the tweets read. “I realize that it has become a sport to tag people with as many negative charges and defaming allegations as possible for the purposes of clickbait entertainment. FLORIDA—Early Friday evening, a gunman opened fire inside a yoga studio in

Bat Season Extended Through November 17 The volunteers of the Devil’s Sinkhole Society are pleased to announce that, because of huge bat numbers, the Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area bat viewing tour season will be extended until Saturday, November 17. Tours are held Wednesdays through Sundays every evening beginning at 6 P.M. All Devil’s Sinkhole tours begin at the Rocksprings Visitors Center on the Rocksprings town square. To sign on for a tour, call 830-683-2287, e-mail devilssinkhole@swtexas.n et, or drop in between 10 AM and 3 PM (Wed-Sun) when the Rocksprings Visitors Center is open during the day. The morning bat return tour will also be available by reservation. This is for early risers, meeting at the Visitors Center twenty minutes before dawn. “The bat tornado is at its peak for the year. Anyone who wants to be astounded, should seriously consider coming on a tour right now” advises the president of the volunteer group that operates the tours. A successive series of cold weather nights could cause the massive colony to head south early, but the volunteer reservation clerk at the Rocksprings Visitors Center will let callers know if somehow the bat flight is dimished. The Devil’s Sinkhole is the state’s largest one-chamber cave, the state’s fifth-deepest cave, and the home of the state’s fourth-biggest bat colony, estimated at between four and six million bats at this time of year. Rocksprings is an easy and beautiful one-hour drive from Del Rio, Fredericksburg, Junction, Kerrville, Leakey, Sonora, and Uvalde.


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EMPLOYMENT Looking for FULLTIME maintenance help at a local resort. Must have own transportation. Dependable and works well with others. Pay depends on the skills. Call 830-834-0434 Full -Time Maintenance Workers Needed Big Springs Ranch for Children in Leakey, Texas and Hill Country Youth Ranch in Ingram, Texas are looking for maintenance workers. Grounds keeping, fence mending, and minor facility repairs. Must be able to lift and move furniture and heavy appliances, as needed. Entry-level position. Drug test and background check. Full-time, plus benefits. Please call 830-367-6111 for more information or contact@youth-ranch.org. EOE Direct Care Staff, Night Staff and Houseparents Needed Work with abused children and teens on one of our residential campuses near Kerrville or Leakey. $2350/month and career ladder after pre-service training, certification. Room and board. Benefits package. Familystyle houses. Ranch setting. Must be 21 or older. Singles or married couples. No pets. Subject to background check and drug test. Hill Country Youth Ranch. 830-367-6111 or contact@youth-ranch.org. EOE


SERVICES OFFERED Furniture, Water Damage Repairs, Claims Welcome. Lots of mesquite, walnut boards for sale, all sizes & thickness; 3 vintage restored pinball machines for sale; Approx. 150 authentic arrowheads, already framed. 524 E. Pecos, Uvalde, Texas 830-279-9955


CLUSTER V SPECIAL EDUCATION CO-OP SABINAL ISD – FISCAL AGENT Special Education Co-op Secretary: Looking for an independent, self-motivated individual. Previous school/office experience along with some post-secondary education. Cluster V is a Special Education Co-op serving seven school districts. Year-round position. See Sabinalisd.net HR area FMI. Please email resume to Dr. Lonna Clinch at clinch@cluster5.org. Accepting applications until 12/15/2018. Looking for a part-time, reliable & honest, house cleaner for multiple houses on a beautiful ranch in Leakey. Local cleaner preferred but not a deal breaker. CLEANING SUPPLIES PROVIDED. Organization and multi-tasking skills are a must. Transportation needed. Current work references and cleaning experience is a MUST. Schedule is provided well in advance. Call 830-232-6003.

Looking for grazing lease for sheep, goats, or cattle. Call Brandon or Tyler Becker at (830)741-9917 or (830)900-9398.


SABINAL ISD – FISCAL AGENT Applications being accepted for Full-time or Part-Time LSSP for employment only. Must be certified. Email resume with references and cover letter to: Dr. Lonna Clinch, Director of Special Education at clinch@cluster5.org. See Sabinalisd.net HR area FMI. . Accepting applications until 12/15/2018.

FOR SALE 2- I Beams 18”H×7.5”W×30FT Weight 55lbs per linear foot $500.00 Per I-Beam Please call : 956-763-6464 or 830-232-6412 for info/price.

First Baptist Church Camp Wood is seeking a Bi-Vocational Music Director. For more information or an application, call the Church office at: 830.597.5150 or email: fbccw@swtexas.net.

FOR SALE 1992 Fleetwood RV, Rounder 34D, Very good condition, $12,500 firm, for more information call 830-777-0100

HELP WANTED. Labor work. Must have own transportation. Must be reliable, responsible, and a team player. No drugs and subject to background checks. Call (830) 232-4388 for more information.

Wanted: FORKLIFT OPERATOR to move drums in and out of warehouse. Some warehouse paper work and product marking may be required. Must be able to work with office people in English. Will train. Apply in person at Texarome – 1585 E. Ranch Road 337 (Bi-lingual Spanish/English useful). Tel: 830/232-6079

Wanted: Mature female driver with good record. To drive older couple around and to the doctor. Must be available 7 days a week on short notice. Will be paid by the hour. Vehicle and Fuel supplied. Contact 830-279-2944 The H.E. Butt Foundation seeks a full-time Technical Services Specialist (HVAC/ refrigeration/appliance repair/water system maintenance) and Sous Chef for the Leakey area camp facilities. For more information or to apply please visit http: //hebff.org/work-with-us/, or contact Shelley at sseverson@hebff.org or call 713-3037086. These positions offer competitive compensation and benefits.


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Cabin with Frio River frontage, easy access, rolling topography with huge trees, 5.49 acres, what more could you want. This one will go fast at $225,000. Two homes in like new condition situated on 23.5 acres of beautiful hill country scenery. The main house features approximately 1824 sf of living area and the guest house features 1,022 sf with a million-dollar view. 750 sf metal workshop with a bunk room and bath, RV hook ups, extensive decking, above ground pool, great hunting, all this for only $529,900. Vintage Cottage in north Leakey. Walking distance to schools. Two-bedroom one bath home that has been completely re done. This is a great starter home, a retirement home, or it could be placed in a nightly rental pool. Come see this one at $99,500. 1 acre in Frio Canyon Estates, directly behind Old Baldy. $28,000


Come look at this beautiful like new stone veneer 4 bedroom 4 1⁄2 bath home in the Frio Pecan Farm with over 800 sf of covered patios along with an inground pool and a firepit. This property will pay for itself as it has been grossing $60,000 annually. Just a short walk to the Frio River. $469,000 Income Producing property on Nueces River. Arrowhead Lodge with 7 rental units and an office, located on 6.955 acres in a quiet setting. Great place for family reunions, weddings, or just weekend getaways. Beautiful river front setting and close to town. $585,000. Price Reduced!! Like new office building on the south side of town, where all the new development is happening. Great frontage and visibility from Highway 83. A rock fireplace in the reception area adds to the rustic ambience. Sit outside in the morning and drink coffee on the huge covered front porch. Possible owner financing at $225,000. OAKRIDGE LODGE AND CABIN located in the RIDGE. The main lodge features over 4300 feet of centrally heated and cooled area that is configured to sleep up to 30 guests. The property also features a detached cabin that sleeps an additional 10 guests. This is the best income producer in the Frio Canyon. An in ground pool and outdoor fireplace adds to the ambience, or relax on the upper deck and watch the sun go down. This property commands approximately $1,000 per night and is on track for 100 nights this year. This is the investment you’ve been looking for. Call today for a showing. Like new retail building located along Highway 83, close to Stripes with great visibility and easy access. Has a history of successful operations. This is the first building on the left that you see when you enter Leakey from the south. Over 2,000 sf of building area situated on a highly visible one-acre tract on Highway 83. $275,000.


This is a hunter’s dream. 90.26 acres of box canyon with a like new 3-bedroom 2 bath home, 2 hunter’s cabins, a bath house, and a cleaning station with a walk-in cooler. Property also features a work shop, and a new Quonset hut shop for equipment. Good roads lead to 6 hunting blinds. There is an abundance of wildlife waiting for you. You really must see this one to appreciate. $550,000 10.19 acres of Cypress lined Frio River in private location. No restrictions. Two-bedroom two bath home overlooking river with detached bunk house. 308 feet of river frontage with end of road privacy. This property is a developer’s dream come true. 2.467 acres located on east prong of the Frio River. Approximately 156 feet of river frontage lined with huge Cypress Trees. Highway 83 frontage makes access easy. Property could be placed in rental pool. $255,000. Great building site in Frio Canyon Estates, right behind Old Baldy! This subdivision features a beautiful river park for all property owners. One acre for $49,500. PRICE REDUCED!!! 5-acre tract in the Ridge. Great building site, access to river park, paved roads, security gate, TCEQ approved water system, only $89,500. Beautiful home site in Frio River Place. Gated community, sensible restrictions, beautiful river park, parking area for owner’s RV, priced right at $75,000. THE RIDGE-Experience the Texas hill country at its finest w/ private access to your own beautiful Frio River park w/BBQ pavilion. Underground utilities WITH TCEQ APPROVED WATER SYSTEM, paved roads, security gate, free roaming wildlife, hiking, biking & much more! This restricted subdivision offers 5 acre tracts of peaceful solitude that are beautiful building sites for your dream home, retirement, or vacation get-away. B&B allowed. Call for a showing or take a drive out 4 mi. south on RR 1120. Prices start at $89,500


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DOWN 1. Young cow 2. Food thickener 3. Ascend 4. Anagram of “Sees” 5. Burn slowly 6. Souvlaki 7. Footnote note 8. To endure (archaic) 9. Grieved 10. Horse stadium 11. Glorify 12. Greek sandwiches 13. Toboggan 21. Petroleum 25. Implore 26. Filly’s mother 27. Gorse 28. Stair 29. Solemnity 30. Annoy 31. Wings

33. Not that 34. Diva’s solo 35. Annoyance 36. A flexible pipe 38. Sundry 41. Indian bread 42. Insecticide 44. Tin 45. Beach 46. Mortise and _____ 47. Estimate 48. Watery part of milk 50. Therefore 51. Coffee cups 52. Dash 53. Dogfish 54. Anagram of “Nest” 55. Border

Beautiful 4-bedroom 3 bath home on the beautiful Cypress lined Frio River. Could be placed in a rental pool or kept private. Several beautiful decks overlooking the river. $450,000. PRICE REDUCED! Come see this beautiful home on 5 acres in the Ridge! Great open floor plan, three bedrooms three baths with outstanding views of the Frio Canyon. High ceilings, top of the line appliances and counter tops, outdoor kitchen area with inground pool and hot tub. The home is surrounded by huge Oaks that give it a high degree of privacy, yet with an astounding view. This property is not currently in a rental pool, but it could be if you want it too. This one is too beautiful for words, you must see it, so call us today! We can make it happen. $674,900 Great buy in Twin Forks! Two-bedroom, two bath home with over 2,200 square feet of heated and cooled area, bright sunroom, high ceilings, huge fireplace, all this with access to two of the most beautiful river parks on the Frio River. Only $255,000. Four Bedroom four bath river front home located in the popular Frio Pecan Farm. Home is a good money maker and is in like new condition. Open floor plan concept with great room. Huge deck overlooking the river. $439,000. Three bed-room 2 bath riverfront home on the Frio River. Four decks to choose from when you want to drink coffee and listen to the river. $398,000. PRICE REDUCED!!! This is turnkey, and ready for you! Approximately 176 feet of river frontage and a home in Frio River Place. Beautiful cypress lined private swimming hole in addition to subdivision park, three bedrooms and three full baths in main house, with guest quarters complete with a full bath. Lots of storage space, huge covered patio to watch the sun go down over the river, black top frontage. Close to Garner, Con Can, and Leakey, yet quiet and peaceful. $549,900. PRICE REDUCED!!! Three bed-room two bath home with approximately 2,223 square feet, on 45 acres, close to town, yet private. Other improvements include a large barn. $499,000. Two bed-room one bath home in Leakey, located on corner lot and walking distance to schools. $115,000.

Dub Suttle GRI - Broker Kathy Suttle GRI, - Associate Broker Fred McNiel GRI, - Associate Sterlin Boyce - Associate Doug Smith GRI,- Associate COME BY FOR ONE OF OUR COMPLETE LISTS OF PROPERTIES, CHECK US OUT ON THE WEBSITE OR SCAN THE QR CODE BELOW WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE!

1260 S US Hwy 83, Leakey, Tx. 1/2 mile south of Leakey city limits on US Hwy 83 830-232-5242 www.SuttleandCompany.com

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In the old Legion Hall 4,000 square feet! Wed-Sat 10:00-5:00 Camp Wood 597-6400





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(830)-966-4604 P.O. Box 434 Utopia, Texas 78884 www.UtopiaAC.com serving Frio and Sabinal Canyon areas

Specialty Meats, Prepared Foods, Fresh Produce, Beer/Wine, Full Coffee and Ice Cream Bars, Gummy Bear Bar, Home Goods, Decor, Picnic, Gifts, Deer Corn/Feed, Hunting/Fishing License!



• Fresh Cut Steaks • Fresh Ground Beef • Deli Meats • Camping Supplies

OPEN SUNDAYS !! 9a.m.-9p.m. Corner of 83 and 337 DOWNTOWN, LEAKEY, TEXAS

830-232-6299 Hours: M-T 7a.m. - 9p.m. Fri. 7-9 Sat. 8-9

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Bears Den invites All Veterans to come in and have a free meal with us

Sunday November 11, 2018 CALL 830232-5703 OR 830-4866343

279 Mountain Street Leakey, Texas


Lemon Meringue Coconut Cream Buttermilk Pecan Chocolate Meringue Chocolate Pecan Pumpkin and Apple We will be open late on Tuesday Nov. 20th and Wednesday Nov. 21st from 7am until 5pm Closed Thanksgiving Day and re-open Friday 7am until 2pm

11am-9pm We would like to show our appreciation for your sacrifice to our Country!

Thank you for your service








410 S Hwy 83 Leakey, TX 78873 Ph. 830-232-4553 Office Hours-Lobby Mon-Thu 9:00 to 3:00 Fri 9:00 to 4:30 Office Hours-Drive-Thru Mon-Fri 9:00 to 4:30 HONDO BANK Sat 9:00 NATIONAL to 12:00 Drive-Up ATM WILL BE CLOSED Located at Branch Also located inside NOVEMBER Concan General Store MONDAY, 12TH , 2018

Specializing in Plumbing Carpentry “We Do It All” Welding Fencing Tile

Greg “GATOR” Sherman (830) 486-4767 gator1960@outlook.com

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